CLA is a professional services firm delivering integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services to help enhance our clients succeed professionally and personally. Our professionals are immersed in the industries they serve and have deep knowledge of their operating and regulatory environments. With more than 5,300+ people, more than 110 U.S. locations, and a global affiliation, we bring a wide array of services to help clients in all markets, foreign and domestic. For more information visit CLAconnect.com.
What’s special about doing business in Tampa Bay:
“We create opportunities for our clients and our people by giving back to the communities where we live and do business. Our goal is to help improve this wonderful community that we have the privilege to call home,” says Jeff Bonick, Managing Principal of the Tampa office
What makes CLA Special: CLA is Focused on Turning Disruption Into Opportunity
Fast-paced, collaborative teams building an inclusive and innovative culture is driving CLA’s entrepreneurs to explore new ideas. We have created a “think tank” called FIT (Future Innovation Team) which is responsible for gaining first-generation knowledge of potential disruptors and opportunities which may impact our clients or our firm. FIT promotes a culture of innovation throughout CLA and analyzes how best we can serve today and beyond.
Innovation in the marketplace and building our internal culture
CLA’s Future Innovations Team is dedicated to keeping the firm on the cutting edge of new technology and disruptors that impact clients, communities, and the CLA team. A great example is the surge of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies, FIT is taking action to elevate CLA’s knowledge in order to help meet the needs of clients and the marketplace both now and in the future.
How CLA is participating and driving change:
Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
CLA is proud to collaborate with the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA) as a corporate member. CLA will be an active participant on WSBA’s working groups and advising CLA clients as well as the accounting industry on blockchain developments and cryptocurrency transactions impacting our markets.
CLA Intranet and Social Site Promoting Continual Employee Engagement
As a professional services firm, our next service or industry focus will start as an idea from our people. We are a firm made up of entrepreneurs at all different stages of development. Whether an idea is for a new CLA service, industry focus, or innovative idea, our professionals will find the support and guidance they desire through our unique intranet and internal social platform that empowers our professionals to share ideas and we find a way to support them.
Celebrating the Best of the Best
CLA also hosts an annual event internally, intended to be a final destination for tested and scaled innovative ideas that can change the course of CLA. This program is not about just investing in incremental product features or enhancements; we are investing in new business models or altering the customer experience beyond the core products